Education

Nigerians spend $1bn yearly on education abroad - Atiku

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has decried inadequate access to education in Nigeria, saying Nigerian parents spend $1 billion per annum educating their children abroad, with much of that amount going to Ghana.

Atiku, who spoke at the 14th Founders’ Day Ceremony of the American Un [...]

Fri, 06 December 2019


WAEC says its certificates can’t be falsified

The West African Examination Council, WAEC, says it has deployed quick response code, QR-Code, on its certificates, making it impossible to falsify certificates issued by the council.

Chairman, Nigeria National Committee of WAEC, Mrs Binta Abdulkadir, who disclosed this at the 57th Annual Meeti [...]

Sun, 24 November 2019


Samuel Ojo wins 2019 NNPC quiz competition

A student of Apt Scholars Universal College, Ota, Ogun State, Samuel Oluwatobi Ojo, has won the 19th edition of the NNPC National Science Quiz Competition which held last Thursday in Abuja.

Ojo emerged the overall winner of the competition after beating 18 participants to the top, with 75 marks [...]

Sun, 24 November 2019


State legislators want UBE Act amended

Education Committees of State Houses of Assembly from the North East and South-South have called for the amendment of the Universal Basic Education, UBE, Act 2004, to prescribe penalties against non-adherence to basic education policies, plans and programmes.

In a communique issued at the end o [...]

Sun, 24 November 2019


NECO dismisses 70 staff over certificate forgery

The National Examinations Council, NECO, on Friday approved the dismissal of 70 of its workers for certificate forgery.

The dismissal which followed a report submitted by a management committee constituted to verify certificates of staff, was approved by the Governing Board of the Council.  [...]

Fri, 15 November 2019


UBEC pledges total compliance with UBE financial rules

The Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, Dr Hamid Bobboyi, has reiterated the commission’s resolve to ensure total compliance with stipulated rules and regulations that guide the day-to-day UBE financial operations.

Bobboyi made the commitment at a 4-day [...]

Fri, 15 November 2019


Don advocates literacy policy for Nigeria

A lecturer with Veritas University, Abuja, Prof Gabriel Egbe, has advocated the development of a national policy on literacy to provide minimum benchmark of literacy skills and competencies for Nigerians from primary school to university.

Egbe, who stated this in Abuja while delivering his inau [...]

Fri, 15 November 2019


CPAN slams JAMB over 2019 UTME failures

Owners of Computer- Based Test, CBT, Centres across the country have decried the biometric and browser failures that marred the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.

The Computer-Based Test Centres Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria, CPAN, revealed last Thursday that JAM [...]

Fri, 15 November 2019


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